Herschel Walker: 10 Professional Athletes We'd Love to See Him Fight
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To say that Herschel Walker has been impressive in his mixed martial career is quite the understatement. At 48 years old, he jumped straight into the sport and delivered right away.
Sure he hasn't faced the toughest competition, but honestly who would have expected him to? He may never win a title or face a top 20 fighter but he will always be entertaining.
So what are the most entertaining match-ups for Walker in the wide world of sports? Who would be most competitive and who do we just want to see punched in the face? Click through the slide show to find out.
10. Bobby Lashley
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Former professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist Bobby Lashley would be an excellent step up in competition for Walker if he were to continue his Mixed Martial Arts career.
The two would come into the fight as former professional athletes of different sports, setting up an exciting dynamic come fight time. It would be very interesting to see just who has taken the sport more seriously up until this point.
Lashley's wrestling could prove problematic for Walker, while Walker's conditioning and sheer athleticism could match up well with the former World Wrestling Entertainment star.
Either way it's a fight that fans would love to see.
9. Tiger Woods
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For years sport fans have argued just how tough of a sport golf truly is. I can't think of a better way to solve that debate.
Add in Tiger Woods past digressions and you have the makings of a very enjoyable fight. I mean, someone has to make him pay right?
Woods has posed for fitness magazines in the past and had people comment on how ripped he is for golfer, so lets put all of that to the test and see if Woods is man enough to actually fight someone—although, it certainty doesn't look good considering how fast he was trying to run away from Elin that November night.
8. Lorenzo Neal
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Another match-up based more upon legitimacy than pure enjoyment, Neal brings collegiate level wrestling credentials to the table in this dream scenario.
Neal placed seventh nationally in collegiate wrestling during his time at Fresno State, giving him a tremendous skill to fall back upon.
Not only does Neal have prior wrestling experience, he also has been known to train mixed martial arts to stay in top football shape.
Two former National League Football players throwing it down inside the cage? Sign me up.
7. Glen Davis
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Glen Davis has the nickname Big Baby for a reason. The Boston Celtics big man has made a name for himself thanks to his constant crying and complaining to referees, leading himself to be hated by quite a few opposing fan bases.
So let's throw him in there with Herschel Walker.
Not only does Davis have that odd quirk that makes people want to see him get punched in the face, but he also trains MMA on the side, making this match-up doubly appealing.
6. Alex Rodriguez
Five quick reasons why we would love to see Alex Rodriguez get punched in the face.
5. He plays for the Yankees.
4. He makes entirely too much money.
3. He is a known bush league player who resorts to slapping balls out of fielders gloves and yelling at players trying to make a catch.
2. He posed for the following picture:
1. He plays for the Yankees.
5. Kyle Busch
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The bad boy of NASCAR has made waves thanks to his aggressive driving and fire spitting tongue. Busch has never been one to shy away from his feelings, which have consistently put him in hot water with other drivers and NASCAR brass.
Talking tough is one thing, but backing it up is another. Getting the chance to see Busch finally pay for his big mouth would be very sweet for thousands of NASCAR fans across the country.
Maybe after Walker got through with him he would realize that he should focus more on racing and less on complaining.
4. LeBron James
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Not only does the majority of America outside of Miami hate LeBron, but he also possesses the athleticism to become a mixed martial artist.
Growing up, James could have picked any sport to play professionally. If he had put the time and effort into football, baseball, MMA or anything but basketball he still would have made it. His combination of size, speed and skills would have made him formidable on any field, court or cage.
His skills aside, the main advantage to seeing Walker face James is to Witness (see what I did there?) James getting punched in the face.
It's high time he paid for taking a dump all over the city of Cleavland.
3. Brett Favre
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It would be very satisfying to see one old guy beat up this creepy old guy.
After yanking around the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings and texting lewd messages to multiple massage therapists, karma may be looking out for Favre.
Seeing Favre finally beat into retirement by Walker would make everyone feel confident that justice was indeed served.
2. Todd Bertuzzi
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Bertuzzi is best known for his blindside hit on Steve Moore that ended the defenseless players career. Bertuzzi was hit with a huge suspension and fine, but it simply was not enough.
Let's see Bertuzzi fight against someone who is actually defending himself and actively trying to win the fight.
Stepping into the cage with Walker would give Bertuzzi a little taste of his own medicine.
Somewhere Steve Moore would be smiling.
1. Shaquille ONeal
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The Big Aristotle aka Superman aka Diesel aka Shaq-tus aka Dr. Shaq takes the top spot thanks to his fun loving personality and previous interest in MMA.
O'Neal is a lovable big man—a guy who just loves to have fun. We have nothing against him, but that doesn't mean we wouldn't love to see him strap on the four ounce gloves and enter the cage.
Shaq has already campaigned for a fight against Jose Canseco and Hong-man Choi, so what's another fight against the 48 year old Walker?
He has already taken on other professionals in their own sports during his time on his game show "Shaq vs."
Even if Shaq isn't competitive it would sure be one hell of a spectacle.
So what professional athletes would you like to see Herschel Walker take one inside the cage? Hit the comments below and post your number one choice.